Bush scripted video: "Soldier" was actually PR flak in soldier's uniform
Is there no limit to the fakery? Not only were the troops used as props, one of the props was fake! From the Village Voice:
The videoconference his handlers set up with U.S. soldiers in Iraq was staged, as the AP's Deb Reichmann just pointed out.
But here's another part of the flack attack you may not know: The soldier on the left side of the front row was actually a flack herself, though she didn't reveal it during the regime's 24-minute infomercial.
Her name is Corine Lombardo
It gets better! When it looked like Bush was asking a soldier a question, in fact He was asking a flak! It was all a setup:
[BUSH:] Is it possible to give us a sense, kind of a calibration of what life was like when you first got there, and what it's like today?
Here's what ensued in this "conversation":
["SERGEANT" LOMBARDO:] I can tell you over the past 10 months we've seen a tremendous increase in the capabilities and the confidences of our Iraqi security force partners.
Typical Republican idea of "conversation," too. Totally one way.